LONDON – Angelina Jolie may have suffered from not one but two wardrobe malfunctions on Sunday at the British premiere of her new movie "Beowulf."
As Jolie headed toward the theater in London's Leicester Square, it became clear that her skin-tight black leather pants were splitting down the back, People magazine reports.
Beau Brad Pitt played the real-life role of knight in shining armor — literally lending a hand as he shielded the gap with his palm, People says.
Jolie also stepped in gum at the premiere, and a sizable wad stubbornly stuck to one of her sky-high Christian Louboutin heels, the magazine reports.
Jolie hardly seemed to notice her wardrobe woes, according to People — graciously signing autographs for fans and doing red-carpet interviews.
"It's so, so nice to see all these fans here, it always is," she told reporters as hundreds of people lined up outside the brightly lit runway to the theater. "I haven't been here for a little bit. I lived here for a few years, and I do plan to come back more often."
Pitt, dressed in a gray flat-cap, stood back. "I'm off duty tonight," he told reporters before heading into the theater with Jolie to watch the film.
Director Robert Zemeckis brings the Norse legend of "Beowulf" to life with technology similar to what he used on "The Polar Express" to capture live actors whose performances are then digitally animated. Jolie plays Beowulf's vile foe, Grendel's mother.
Co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins also showed up for the premiere.
Jolie said she especially enjoyed working on the movie with actor Ray Winstone, who plays the warrior Beowulf. "He's amazing, I want to do something else with Ray soon because he's so much fun. He's brilliant," she said.
The film has scenes of graphic violence, and Jolie said: "I think it's remarkable that it has the rating it has. It's quite an extraordinary film and some of it shocked me."
The couple known as Brangelina also found time for a date-night on Saturday, People reports. They slipped out for dinner at Roka, a London restaurant known for its sashimi and tempura.
They "enjoyed all [our] best dishes," the manager told People, "and looked very, very happy."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.